Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

May 20, 2015

Julia Lindsay (Soprano) (Paris, France 1878 - ?)

Her parents, who came from St. Louis, left her native country after the American civil war and emigrated to France. She studied singing in Paris, where she made her debut in 1903 at Grand Opéra. In 1905 she sang there the part of Constance in the première of Mozart’s "Entführung aus dem Serail" (123 years after their premiere!). She appeared there also as Sidonie in ‘’Armide’’, Marguerite in ‘’Faust’’, Elsa in ‘’Lohengrin’’ and as Eva in "Meistersingern". She remained till 1907 in this opera house and appeared with great success also at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. With the ensemble of this opera house she made guest appearances among other things in Berlin, singing in ''La damnation de Faust'' and ‘’Don Carlo’’ (1907). She retired from the stage around 1910.

Chronology of some appearances

1903-1907 Paris Grand Opéra


G&T, Paris 1907
Romeo et Juliette (Gounod): Valse 33650 P204
Faust (Gounod): Il était un roi de Thulé 33651 P204

Gramophone, Paris 1909-10-29
Tannhäuser (Wagner): O vièrge sainte 33738 P224

Gramophone, Paris 1910-02-24
Claire de lune (Faure) 33753 P232

Gramophone, Paris 1910-05-18
Sigurd (Reyer): Des présents de Gunther, duo 4° acte with Georges Granal 034061 01490v

Gramophone, Paris 1910-05-26
Bohème (Puccini): Adieux de Mimì 33786 P241

Gramophone, Paris 1910-07-25
Thaïs (Massenet): Te souvient-il du lumineux voyage with  Henri Dangès 034064

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